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Today in disaster resilience (19 October 2018)

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers ‘worst flooding for 30 years’ … 1,856 more words


The Hell That Majorca Is Living.

Alejandra Cabanas, Spain.

The hurricane Leslie caused the worst situation that this city could imagine. Its streets are full of water, causing the departure of the Majorca’s families, disappearances and deaths. 305 more words

Red Cross looking for 50 volunteers for disaster relief

DES MOINES, Iowa — Leaders with the Red Cross are looking for more volunteers for disaster relief efforts.

The Red Cross of Central Iowa has a shortage of volunteers, and leaders said they are trying to recruit more Iowans. 127 more words


Bringing Columbia Home - Michael G Leinbach & Jonathon H Ward (9.9/10)

This is the story of those people who led, participated in and reported on the space shuttle Columbia disaster. A factual first hand, eyewitness, gritty account of the disaster and NASA’s response to it. 90 more words

Library Borrowed

The Pull of "Gravity"

“One hell of a ride”, Sandra Bullock took the words right out of my mouth. “Gravity” is a seat-gripping science fiction, drama, and disaster film all rolled up into one. 618 more words

Politics, Language: Learning to count

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Let’s take a little quiz. It’s a classic type, one where you read the text then answer the questions. It’s pretty easy, since there are only two. 516 more words


Wait: You Do What?

A colleague of mine and I had a funny exchange the other day. He manages our company’s business continuity planning program while I lead our enterprise risk function. 366 more words